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Born: 1940-08-17
Profession: Politician
Nation: American
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Honest discussions - even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree - can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded.

Tags: Country, Help, Justice

Our country's political discourse and debate are enriched by discussions of the political implications of our faith traditions, whether they are taking place in our communities, at our dinner tables, or in our places of worship.

Tags: Country, Faith, Political

Goodness knows the Republican electorate is a pretty narrow slice of the population.

Tags: Knows, Pretty, Republican

I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any other time in recent history.

Tags: Faith, History, Time

I believe we must seek God's will, never presuming to identify it with our own program or power.

Tags: God, Power, Seek

I have also come to understand Congress' need for a bipartisan as well as a partisan capacity.

Tags: Capacity, Congress, Understand

Personal faith can be a powerful force for public good.

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The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.

Tags: Education, Face, Teacher

Unified party control of the organs of government has proved no panacea.

Tags: Control, Government, Party

We simply must do better.

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What drew me to both study and activism was the formative experience of the civil rights movement.

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And so we go over the cliff fiscally, and our Republican friends try to pin the blame on discretionary domestic spending, including spending for security. We pass budget resolutions that fall far short.

Tags: Blame, Friends, Try

But I warn my colleagues that we will fail in our efforts to protect the homeland if we do not take additional steps to avoid a trade-off between protecting ourselves against terrorists attacks and preparing for and responding to natural disasters.

Tags: Against, Between, Fail

Congress needs strong parties, but it also needs the capacity to deal with budget and entitlement challenges that are likely beyond the reach of pure partisan exertion.

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We pass bills authorizing improvements and grants. But when it comes time to pay for these programs, we'd rather put the country's money toward tax breaks for the wealthy than for police officers who are protecting our communities.

Tags: Country, Money, Time

I have a pretty expanded view of what art is. I include pop music and even some sports.

Tags: Art, Music, Sports

Anyone could be in the orchestra, or sports team, or arts club at my school. It was precisely the kind of inclusivity that now meets with a sort of scorn and derision as a prizes-for-all culture that generates only mediocrity. There's something so insulting about the idea that including lots of people means mediocrity.

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Because it's difficult to have a career as an artist, and in every situation where it's difficult to have a career, it's even harder for women, for all the other reasons that it's harder in other fiercely contested fields.

Tags: Career, Difficult, Women

For women who have children, the economic difficulty of sustaining a life as an artist maybe makes it impossible. There's no maternity leave, there's no pension.

Tags: Children, Life, Women

I work intentionally to try and make dense, complex things. We can move between genres and forms, from something that looks like a PowerPoint lecture to something that looks like an informercial to something that looks like a cinematic melodrama.

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If you look at my CV, just about everything I have done has come through a publicly funded institution; it is a career entirely built on that sort of support.

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It costs a great deal of money to do a musical, and the more money involved, the more big business influences the artform.

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There's a need to keep the history of an artform going, parallel with the new work that's being done.

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I do know one thing: I wish people were doing more dangerous musicals, more courageous musicals and not just falling into the trap of trying to figure out what the public wants, because you find out that the public very often wants what's good.

Tags: Good, Trying, Wish

I'm looking for one of two things and sometimes they dovetail: I'm looking to go into a theatre and see a certain kind of show. And if it's not there, I'd like to do it myself so it would be there.

Tags: Looking, Show, Sometimes